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Significant threat for flash flooding continues across the southwestern U.S.

Heavy precipitation continues to be forecast for much of the Southwest U.S. this week due to the remnants of weakening Tropical Storm Odile. The heavy rainfall will be concentrated across southern Arizona, southern New Mexico and western Texas where 3 to 6 inches could fall through Friday, with some locales receiving up to 9 inches. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for much of this area.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 346 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM

Marine Zone Forecast

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES. THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.


  • SynopsisA FRONTAL BOUNDARY ALONG THE GULF COAST AND HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS FLORIDA INTO THE GULF MOVE SOUTH WITH THE BOUNDARY REACHING SOUTH FLORIDA TONIGHT. THE BOUNDARY LINGERS THERE THURSDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE NORTH...THEN MOVES EAST OUT OVER THE ATLANTIC DURING THE WEEKEND. SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL PRODUCE HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS...HEAVY RAINFALL...AND DANGEROUS CLOUD TO WATER LIGHTNING.
  • Today West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
  • Tonight West winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.
  • Thursday Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
  • Thursday Night West winds around 10 knots then becoming north around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
  • Friday East winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
  • Friday Night East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
  • Saturday East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
  • Saturday Night East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.
  • Sunday East winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance of thunderstorms.



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Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM
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